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The Resource The night of the comet : a novel, George Bishop

The night of the comet : a novel, George Bishop

Label
The night of the comet : a novel
Title
The night of the comet
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
George Bishop
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An engrossing coming-of-age tale that deftly conveys the hopes and heartaches of adolescence and the unfulfilled dreams that divide a family, played out against the backdrop of a small southern town in 1973. For his fourteenth birthday, Alan Broussard, Jr., receives a telescope from his father, a science teacher at the local high school who's eagerly awaiting what he promises will be the astronomical event of the century: the coming of Comet Kohoutek. For Alan Broussard, Sr.-frustrated in his job, remote from his family - the comet is a connection to his past and a bridge to his son, with whom he's eager to share his love for the stars. But the only heavenly body Junior has any interest in is his captivating new neighbor and classmate, Gabriella Martello, whose bedroom sits within eyeshot of his telescope's lens. Meanwhile, his mother, Lydia, sees the comet - and her husband's obsession with it - as one more thing that keeps her from the bigger, brighter life she once imagined for herself far from the swampy environs of Terrebonne, Louisiana. With Kohoutek drawing ever closer, the family begins to crumble under the weight of expectations, until a startling turn of events will leave both father and son much less certain about the laws that govern their universe. Illuminating and unforgettable, "The Night of the Comet" is a novel about the perils of growing up, the longing for connection, and the idea that love and redemption can be found among the stars."--Publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bishop, George
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.I7565
LC item number
N54 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Adolescence
  • Fathers and sons
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Small town life
  • Comets
  • Domestic fiction
  • Louisiana
Label
The night of the comet : a novel, George Bishop
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 320 p.
Isbn
9780345516008
Lccn
2013004334
Note
ULS
System control number
  • coq01539527
  • 165692
Label
The night of the comet : a novel, George Bishop
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 320 p.
Isbn
9780345516008
Lccn
2013004334
Note
ULS
System control number
  • coq01539527
  • 165692

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